These are the top cultural attractions in Lisbon – Part 2
These are the top cultural attractions in Lisbon and we are here to see them, to explore them, to learn about them and about the beautiful city they belong to.
Cultural reasons remain top priorities for traveling to new places and trying to mingle with the locals while learning more about their life and about their culture. There are a lot of sites of important cultural significance in Lisbon, especially since we are referring here to a city that is very old and has a particular patrimony.
No sightseeing tour of Lisbon could ever be complete without a visit to the Jeronimos Monastery, a majestic 16th century building that serves both as museum and as religious sanctuary and cultural symbol. The amazing majestic construction with all of its influences and the history it displayed have earned the Jeronimos Monastery a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
It is a symbol of the Great Portuguese Age of Discoveries, but it is so much more. It is one of the most visited sites in Lisbon.
If you want a truly unique cultural experience, a wonderful museum to explore in a couple of hours, you simply must pick the Azulejos Museum. The azulejos, ceramic plates dyed and decorated with images and patterns, are part of the cultural specific of Portugal. They date back hundreds of years and were meant to cover the outside and inside of houses, keeping them cool and decorating them in the most pleasant and personal way.
The Azulejos Museum teaches you not only the process of manufacturing this form of practical art, but also the history behind the art.
Azulejos have been around for hundreds of years and their evolution is recorded and depicted, explained and illustrated in dozens of rooms all fit to be explored.
As for the city, you can always explore it by car with Lisbon transfers.